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Which pairs of brothers have played for India together in ODI cricket?
Yusuf Pathan and Irfan Pathan were the second pair of brothers to play for India together in the 50-over format.
The English cricket team is currently on an India tour playing the ODI series right now. They had earlier played the Test and ODI series here. The visitors failed to win these two series though they made some impact with their performance. In the first match of the 50-over leg, England won the toss and invited the Indian team to bat first. The hosts handed the ODI debut to two players in this game who were Krunal Pandya and Prasidh Krishna.
With this, Hardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya became the third Indian pair of brothers to feature in an ODI game together. Krunal impressed everyone with his batting on his debut scoring 58 runs in only 31 balls. He smashed 7 fours and 2 sixes in his unbeaten knock. India posted 317/5 in their 50 overs with four players scoring 50 or more runs for them.
Let’s look at the other 2 pair of brothers who played for India in ODIs.
Mohinder Amarnath and Surinder Amarnath played for India together in a total of 3 matches in the ODI format. They both scored one half-century each in these games. Overall, Mohinder Amarnath played for a long time for the Indian team with a career span of over 20 years in international cricket. He was instrumental in helping India win the ODI World Cup 1983.
Amarnath won the player of the match award in both semi-final and the final match of that World Cup. On the other hand, Surinder Amarnath played only 13 games for India across formats. He made his international debut against New Zealand in 1976 and played the last game in 1978 against Pakistan.
Yusuf Pathan and Irfan Pathan were the second pair of brothers to play for India together in the 50-over format. They featured for the national team together in a total of 8 ODIs. Yusuf made his ODI debut against Pakistan in 2008, and in the same match, Irfan Pathan was also part of the playing eleven. Both brothers were earlier part of the Indian playing XI in the final of the T20 World Cup 2007.
Irfan’s career went downhill after 2007 and he got very fewer opportunities later. The pacer played a total of 173 games for India across formats and picked up 301 wickets. Yusuf featured for the national team in 57 ODIs and 22 T20Is.